Adoption Guru, Jane Ballback, Releases New Adoptive, Foster Parents and Blended Families Book
Adoption Voices Book Creates a Safe Space For Conversation and Resources
By: Jane Ballback
Ballback's new website features a short personal video message from Jane to her viewers. Jane's social media outreach includes her Facebook page, TikTok account, Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/
"Based on my own experiences as an adoptive parent of three Asian children, now adults, I've decided to concentrate my efforts on providing other families the insights and resources I developed over decades of family life," says Ballback.
It is estimated by the "Adoption Network" that between 2-4% of American families have adopted children and that approximately ⅓ of American families have considered adoption. There are currently five million adopted children in the US.
"With the release of this book, my new website and a regular presence on social media, I hope to create a safe space to talk about the issues surrounding adoption, fostering children, blending families after divorce and remarriage, and even the developmental dynamics of in-vitro fertilization,"
Ballback is a lifelong storyteller, with a knack for getting others to share their stories. Her approach to creating community and sharing information is based on sharing stories, resources and tools across several platforms. Her book, available via her website, on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/
"My job is to craft useful and informational stories and resources for my audience and get them communicating effectively with their children, families and the larger adoption community," says Ballback.
Following her career as an HR professional, career coach and business author, Ballback retired with her husband Steve to Ashland, Oregon from Newport Beach, California. She immediately got involved in her new community. Not content to simply tend her own garden, she brought TEDx Talks to Ashland, joined a local theater company, and got involved with public broadcasting. Ballback formerly published a magazine for adoptive parents and many of her writers and readers shared their own stories with her, so she has a wealth of contributed content to reference and share.